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femme fa·tale

 (fĕm′ fə-tăl′, -täl′, făm′)
n. pl. femmes fa·tales (fĕm′ fə-tăl′, -tălz′, -täl′, -tälz′, făm′)
An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.

[French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.]

femme fatale

(fam fatal; English ˈfɛm fəˈtæl; -ˈtɑːl)
n, pl femmes fatales (fam fatal; English ˈfɛm fəˈtælz; -ˈtɑːlz)
an alluring or seductive woman, esp one who causes men to love her to their own distress
[fatal woman]

femme fa•tale

(ˌfɛm fəˈtæl, -ˈtɑl, feɪ-)

n., pl. femmes fa•tales (ˌfɛm fəˈtælz, -ˈtɑlz, feɪ-)
an irresistibly attractive woman, esp. one who leads men into danger or disaster; siren.
[< French: literally, fatal woman]

femme fatale

A French phrase meaning fatal woman, used to mean a woman who is very attractive to men and who often leads them into trouble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.femme fatale - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductivefemme fatale - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

femme fatale

(French)
noun seductress, siren, charmer, vamp (informal), Circe, enchantress the allure of the femme fatale

femme fatale

noun
A usually unscrupulous woman who seduces or exploits men:
Informal: vamp, witch.
Translations

femme fatale

n pl <femmes fatales> → Femme fatale f

femme fatale

[ˈfɛmfəˈtæl] ndonna fatale
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